The Department of Environmental Conservation's focus extends from the ecology and management of fish and wildlife populations, trees, forests, watersheds and landscapes to the physical, social, and policy aspects of conservation involving urban forests, human habitat, and sustainable building and construction. The study of biology, sociology, policy, engineering, building science, and resource management encompasses rural, suburban, and urban environments. The unifying focus of all these activities is on the stewardship of healthy and sustainable ecosystems that provide important human and community benefits. ECO is one of 16 departments in the College of Natural Sciences, and the School of Earth and Sustainability at UMass Amherst.
Welcome to the undergraduate programs in the Department of Environmental Conservation (ECo) within the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at the University of Massachusetts. Four-Year Degree Programs (leading to a B.S. degree) The programs are explained briefly below with links given to pages that describe the details of the course requirements and career opportunities for […]More Information
We offer several graduate options in ECO. Follow the links below for more details: Environmental Conservation (M.S., Ph.D.) Unrelenting increase in demand for commodities and services from ecosystems raises questions of limits and sustainability. The rapid human modification of Earth’s ecosystems is signaled by the unprecedented decline of thousands of plant and animal species, many […]More Information